Marketing Manager

  • Company: Acqua Di Parma UK
  • Country/Region: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Marketing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: ADPA00198
  • Date of publication: 2019.12.03



Responsible for the marketing strategy for Acqua di Parma in the UK & Eire including planning, implementation, and management of the Acqua di Parma brand activities in order to achieve targeted sales and profit within the constraints of a set budget. Ensure brand desirability is enhanced in all activities.


Marketing Strategy

  • Develop and implement the strategy for all existing lines and new launches and proactively suggest specific approaches adapted to UK / Eire : sales target, analysis of new product launches, competition analysis, pricing distribution, in-store activities and communication
  • Prepare product allocation sheet for each launch including allocation of samples and POSm
  • Work with PR and media agency to develop effective communication plans for the brand with follow up monitoring of their impact.
  • Ensure marketing activities contribute to Acqua di Parma brand desirability at all time ensuring the relevant approval from HQ are secured.

Trade Marketing

  • Manage trade marketing initiatives ensuring effective communication between National Accounts, Sales teams, Retailers and Customer Services.
  • Working with Sales team and stores, pitch recommend and get approval for trade marketing activity plans with all key retailers including flagships, barbershop and key store groups
  • Develop ad hoc local activities and POS elements to support strategy when required
  • Manage presentation of all launches and events internally and externally.


  • Track launches and sites performances, analyse and draw conclusions
  • Produce reports for GM and Italy whenever required
  • Track competition and make recommendations to Italy for future product development

Logistic and budgets

  • Ensure adequate stock coverage for all products through forecasting accuracy and quota management.
  • Propose and implement relevant budgets annually (POSM, Sites, Funds Given to the trade, Media, PR, ...)
  • Manage entire Marketing budget: monitor expenditures by activity in line with budget and ensure trackers are correctly maintained with meticulous attention to PO raising and tracking.
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out within budget parameter as agreed with General Manager.


  • Prepare brief for Media Agency on an annual basis and recommend overall Communication Strategy
  • Responsible for media colour balancing and cropping validation working with media production agency
  • Develop CRM and Digital Campaigns and work closely with Italy to get approval
  • Work closely with key Retailers contacts in order to create relevant visibility for the brand on Retailers website as well as online "shop in shop"
  • Brief and work with PR agency to secure press coverage for new products and create PR stories for the brand, on social media and print including press events and PR campaigns
  • Ensure smooth and transparent communication with AdP HQ and gain their support on specific UK requirements.

Team Management

Manage, motivate and develop team members, regularly overseeing their work and seeking development





Reports To: General Manager

Internal: Commercial director

            PR agency

            Finance, Logistics & Customer Service

Direct Reports: Product Manager

                       Merchandising Executive

                       Marketing Intern

External: Operational Marketing - Milan

             Print/Production Suppliers




Key Competencies/Technical Skills

Excellent organisational skills

Able to prioritise work in a fast-changing environment

Acute attention to detail - numerate/analytical

Able to work on own initiative

Diplomacy and negotiation skills

Confidence in influencing

Creative skills and copywriting ability

Taste for luxury and empathy with the ADP brand

Team worker

Enthusiasm and energy

Microsoft office (e.g. Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Presentation skills

Italian language a plus but not essential


A Marketing or Business graduate with at least 3 to 4 years experience in a marketing role. Previous exposure to luxury brands and/or retail would be desirable.


Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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